This honeymoon combines staying in a romantic stilted wooden safari chalet where you will be at eye level with the trees in a private Big 5 game reserve adjoining the Kruger National Park, followed by a week on a beach on the east coast of Mauritius - the perfect combination for a relaxing yet adventurous honeymoon.
You begin by experiencing a Kruger safari at nThambo Tree Camp, staying in unique accommodation in the heart of the Klaserie Game Reserve, which shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park. A small and intimate camp, the 5chalets are raised on wooden stilts, offering a different perspective from the private balconies of the African plains and small waterhole in front of the camp, as well as the Drakensberg mountain range in the distance. During your 3 nights here, you will take part in daily morning and afternoon Big Five game drive safaris. Maybe you may see the elusive leopard - who knows! You can even track animals on foot after breakfast - a sure fire way to get the adreneline going!
When you depart from your safari camp, you are transferred to the small village of Hazyview where you will overnight at Hippo Hollow. Your Deluxe River Chalet has a private deck overlooking the Sabie River with pool loungers and a hanging chair - the perfect way to recharge after the excitement of the safari!
You then fly across to Mauritius. The all-inclusive Veranda Palmar Beach Hotel is situated on the east coast of the island, the translucent blue waters are bordered by an endless white beach. Those who love sea sports will be particularly spoilt, with the chance to dive, kitesurf, sail, and water ski…this really is the place to lap up the sea in its totality. To round off the perfect honeymoon, the hotel offers a 35% discount for honeymooners staying 5+ nights here.
Upon arrival at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, you will need to clear Customs and Immigration, collect your luggage, and then make your way to the Domestic Departure Terminal and check in for your flight across to the Kruger Park.
South African Airways SA1225 (Economy Class): Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 10:15 to Hoedspruit Air Force Base (HDS), arriving at 11:20
You will be met in the airport building by your driver, and once you have collected your luggage you will be transferred to the Klaserie Game Reserve.
At nThambo, every day begins and ends with a game drive through this vibrant part of the Southern Klaserie Game Reserve, while the camp offers open views onto an active waterhole and all the animals that use it. Leopard and lion, Africa's biggest cats, prowl the bushveld and their calls can be heard in the night when you are falling asleep. Other wildlife you may encounter on game drives include elephant, rhino, buffalo, impala, kudu, zebra, giraffe, steenbok, duiker, mongoose, baboon, vervet monkey, hippo, warthog, and many others. Guests can also arrange to be take on a bush walk after breakfast, allowing you to track animals on foot - and a great way to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Africa.
After you return from your morning game drive, you will have time to enjoy breakfast before you are collected and transferred to Hazyview where you can relax for the rest of the day.
Hippo Hollow Country Estate is situated outside Hazyview on the Sabie River between the Drakensberg Mountains to the west and the low-lying bushveld to the west. The hotel has an 'Out of Africa' feel about it, and leaves you feeling totally relaxed and refreshed.
After an early breakfast, you will be collected and transferred to the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport, arriving in time to check in for your domestic flight back to Johannesburg.
After you return from your morning game drive, you will have time to enjoy breakfast at the lodge before you are collected and transferred back to the airport, arriving in time to check in for your flight to Johannesburg (please note: check in for domestic flights is one hour prior to the flight departure).
South African Airways SA8828 (Economy Class): Fly from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP) departing at 10:10 to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), arriving at 11:05
Make your way to the International Departure Terminal and check in for your flight to Mauritius.
South African Airways SA7109 (Economy Class): Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 13:35 to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU), arriving at 19:35
Go through Immigration, collect your luggage and clear Customs, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall. Here, you will be met by our representative in Mauritius and welcomed to the island, and then transferred to your hotel.
Crystal blue waters, white sandy beaches, shady filao trees - what more could you want? Veranda Palmar Beach Hotel, on the superb east coast of Mauritius, offers the whole gamut of delights that the ocean and the beach guarantee. Set on a kilometer-long beach, the hotel is sold on an all-inclusive basis, and boasts 2 restaurants (one on the beach) and 2 bars. The hotel also has a large pool, a selection of waters sports such as kitesurf, sailing, scuba diving, waterskiing, and a Seven Colours Spa for your wellness breaks.
You will need to check out of your room this morning but you can remain at the hotel and use all the facilities until you are collected for your transfer back to the airport. Alternatively, if you have an evening flight, the hotel may be arrange a late check out for you (additional cost and payable directly to the hotel) subject to the availability of the room.
Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa and Mauritius for 11 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
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